They are percent random, which means they come in no set order. Your forebrain the front part of your brain tries to make sense of the signals, like you would try to make sense of an abstract painting. The way your brain interprets these signals determines what you dream about. It's hard to know exactly what dreams mean - or if they mean anything at all. Some sleep experts think the way your brain interprets the electrical pulses may tell you about yourself - in the same way an ink blot test can.
One of the most famous modern psychiatrists, Carl Jung , thought that images in dreams monsters , masks, parents , whatever , represent the same things to all people. He called it our " collective unconscious.
Others believe that the meanings behind your dreams are more personal than that and may be shaped by past experiences. For example, to one person, dreaming about a clown is a positive experience that represents happiness. To another person who is afraid of clowns, the dream may symbolize fear and anxiety. As you can see, lots of people wonder why dreams are scary.
What we do know is that all people dream, and all people think dreams can be weird, scary and puzzling at times.
We share the ability to dream with all warm-blooded animals , so it likely has an important function in keeping us healthy. I suspect everyone tries to make sense of their dreams — even scientists.
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